Arrival at Disentis
Disentis – Ilanz
From the monastery village of Disentis, you follow the young Rhine through the Surselva. There are plenty of dreamy villages along the way. Ilanz is the first town on the Rhine and the gateway to the nearby Rhine Gorge.
Ilanz – Thusis
The white rocks pile up majestically above the turquoise-blue waters in the Rhine Gorge. The route leads in constant ups and downs high above this natural monument and offers fantastic views of the up to 300-metre-high limestone walls.
Shortly after the confluence of the Vorderrhein and the Hinterrhein, you change the riverside. The ride leads through the meadows of Rhäzüns and past numerous castles along the way to Thusis.
Thusis – Bever
Train ride from Thusis to Tiefencastel. After bypassing the busy Schin Gorge, you follow the Albula to Filisur. Take time for a break and for a detour to the Landwasser Viaduct. The route then continues steadily uphill past the mountain villages of Bergün and Preda to the Albula Pass. Again and again, there are views of the viaducts of the railway line that winds its way up the mountain here. Finally, there is a descent into the Engadine.
Bever – Zernez
The small villages of the Engadine are strung along the banks of the Inn as if on a string of pearls. Just before the valley narrows, you make a short detour into Val Trupchun and visit the Varusch Park Hut. Back in the Inn Valley, you make your way to Zernez, the gateway to the Swiss National Park.
Zernez – Bad Ragaz
Train ride from Zernez to Klosters. The little river Landquart and the narrow-gauge line to Davos accompany you on today's journey through the Prättigau. Back in the Rhine Valley, you will cross the Bündner Herrschaft and reach the spa town Bad Ragaz with its thermal baths.
Bad Ragaz – Chur
High above the Tamina Gorge, the little road winds its way up to the dam wall of Lake Mapragg. You cross the idyllic Tamina Valley and continue up to the Kunkel Pass. As a finish to the ride on the Alpine Circle, a rushing descent down to Tamins awaits you. From here, you continue leisurely along the banks of the Rhine to Chur.
Departure or extension
Busy roads are avoided by train, occasionally there are sections on natural roads. Mostly, you cycle downstream, so the road is often slightly downhill. However, steep climbs await you again and again in the Bündnerland. The third day with the ride over the Albula Pass is especially demanding. The trip can be shortened optionally, but without any problems, by taking the Rhaetian Railway. On the descent from the Kunkel Pass on the last day, the route leads on somewhat rough natural roads for about four kilometres.
| Season 1 |
10.09.2022 - 25.09.2022
| Season 2 |
18.06.2022 - 09.09.2022
|Alpine Circle, 8 days | TO, CH-GRRDC-08X|
|Base price|| |
|Surcharge Single Room||295.-||295.-|
| Season 1 |
Sep 10, 2022 - Sep 25, 2022
| Season 2 |
Jun 18, 2022 - Sep 9, 2022
|Extra night double room (BB)||79.-||79.-|
|Extra night single room (BB)||114.-||114.-|
|Extra night double room (BB)||75.-||75.-|
|Extra night single room (BB)||115.-||115.-|
- 7 overnight stays incl. breakfast
- Daily luggage transfers
- Carefully elaborated route description
- Detailed travel documents (1 x per room)
- GPS-Data available
- Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
- Reservation fee of CHF 15 per adult (incl. legally required customer money protection)
- Parking at the Disentis cable car station.
Travel documents "digital"
In future we will reduce the amount of printed documents. You will receive instructions to help you find your way around using the SwitzerlandMobility app. We will provide you with further information online. In advance you will receive a small package of documents with the following contents:
- Description of how to use the necessary apps
- Detailed programme for the individual stages
- Annual subscription to SwitzerlandMobility Plus
- Luggage tags
- Any vouchers
On the way, you can easily find your way with the SwitzerlandMobility app and other freely accessible aids. Background information and all other documents are delivered electronically and can be downloaded to your mobile phone in advance.
Let us know if you don't want to do without maps. We will send them to you free of charge.